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Comprehending Honour Killings in India

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  Aniruddha Mahajan Honour killing is an ugly reality in India. In fact, the nation where the societal structure is based on caste system, such incidents will not astonish much but will surely hamper the esteem of the nation. In the 21st century, the prevalence of caste based violence and systematic cum indirect operation of …

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Unravelling casteism in a Marxist town of West Bengal

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Balaka Chattaraj What comes to our mind when we hear the word caste? Well, the answer will be different for each person. But mostly if the person is from Kerala and West Bengal caste is so-called and it doesn’t exist. I grew up in the typical Bengali culture in a small town called Raniganj. In …

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Surveillance and Punishment in the Village: Reflections on Imayam’s Pethavan

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  Karthick RM “Hence the major effect of the Panopticon: to induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power.”-Michel Foucault “What is a village but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism?”-BR Ambedkar From the time when reports of social media …

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Love and Marriage: Caste and Social Spaces

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  Kadhiravan ~ An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts. In an ideal society there should be many interests consciously communicated and shared. There should be varied and free points of contact with other modes of association. In other …

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Love in the Times of ‘Caste Killings’

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  Purnachandra Naik Review of the novel ‘Pyre‘ by Perumal Murugan Title: Pyre Author: Perumal Murugan Translator: Aniruddhan Vasudevan Publisher: Penguin Books India Pages: 200 Price: 399 rupees In a society yet to wake up from the deep slumber of caste practices, love across caste lines is a formidable “crime”. In a society yet to …

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Sairat, a big slap on Brahminical caste society

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  Nitin Dhaktode Much awaited Marathi movie ‘Sairat’ by Nagraj Manjule has been released on 29th April. Manjule, who debuted with ‘Fandry’, a big hit, has come up with another outstanding one. It is a big slap to the dominant castes who carry Brahminical values in their minds, and makes everyone to think on such …

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Inter-caste couple attacked in TN: Husband killed, wife struggles for life

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  [Via Joshua Isaac] March 12, 2016. Tirupur district – Udumalaipettai. Kousalya, a Devar caste girl from Pazhani, and Sankar, a Dalit from Komaralingam, got married 8 months ago amidst strong opposition from the girl’s family to their love marriage. They were living in Komaralingam.

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Gokulraj: Victim of Planned, Coldblooded Honour Killing

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  Intellectual Circle for Dalit Action (Tamil Nadu, Pondichery) Dalit Youth Gokulraj was a Victim of Meticulously Planned Coldblooded Honour Killing Fact finding report reveals the possibilities of such execution Demands impartial probe by CBI The 23 –year-old Dalit youth Gokul Raj of Omalur is a victim of cold blooded caste honour killing. A fact …